Sep 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
a.j. ellis all over the united states. he's a nice boy. >> reporter: but as influential as his words are, he's just as powerful when he's quiet. >> announcer: there is no reason to speak when you see pictures like that. >> reporter: some of the biggest plays you've called, you stopped and just let the moment play. >> yeah. i can't compete with the crowd and personally i would much rather hear the crowd than my own voice so it's very natural for me to shut up. upon occasion. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, vin scully. >> reporter: it hasn't always just been baseball. over his six-decade career he's been everything from a variety show host... >> just try that super blue blade once and you'll... >> reporter: ... to a pitch man for razor blades. >> all the time i knew that all i was doing was learning a little bit more about myself. i was not going to let go of baseball. i knew that. >> reporter: and he didn't. but life on the road wasn't always easy. >> you know, it sounds glamorous. you're with a major league team and you're traveling first class and you're staying in nice hotels.